|Shigeru Ban: Emergency shelters made from paper - TED.com|
Long before sustainability became a buzzword, architect Shigeru Ban had begun his experiments with ecologically-sound building materials such as cardboard tubes and paper. His remarkable structures are often intended as temporary housing, designed to help the dispossessed in disaster-struck nations such as Haiti, Rwanda or Japan. Yet equally often the buildings remain a beloved part of the landscape long after they have served their intended purpose...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; disaster relief; materials; TEDxTokyo; 2013
|Caitria and Morgan O’Neill: How to step up in the face of disaster - TED.com|
After a natural disaster strikes, there’s only a tiny window of opportunity to rally effective recovery efforts before the world turns their attention elsewhere. Who should be in charge? When a freak tornado hit their hometown, sisters Caitria and Morgan O’Neill -- just 20 and 24 at the time -- took the reins and are now teaching others how to do the same. (Filmed at TEDxBoston.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; cooperation; culture; disaster relief; TEDxBoston 2012; 2012
|Erik Hersman on reporting crisis via texting - TED.com|
At TEDU 2009, Erik Hersman presents the remarkable story of Ushahidi, a GoogleMap mashup that allowed Kenyans to report and track violence via cell phone texts following the 2008 elections, and has evolved to continue saving lives in other countries.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; Africa; activism; communication; disaster relief; global issues; technology; 2009
|Carl Safina: The oil spill's unseen culprits, victims - TED.com|
The Gulf oil spill dwarfs comprehension, but we know this much: it's bad. Carl Safina scrapes out the facts in this blood-boiling cross-examination, arguing that the consequences will stretch far beyond the Gulf -- and many so-called solutions are making the situation worse.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; disaster relief; energy; environment; oceans; oil; pollution; TEDxOilSpill; 2010
|Jake Wood: A new mission for veterans -- disaster relief - TED.com|
After months or years fighting overseas, 92 percent of American veterans say they want to continue their service; meanwhile, one after another, natural disasters continue to wreak havoc worldwide. What do these two challenges have in common? Team Rubicon co-founder Jake Wood gives a moving talk on how veterans can effectively contribute to disaster relief responses -- and in the process, regain purpose, community and self-worth.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; United States; disaster relief; global issues; military; TEDxSanDiego; 2011
|Becci Manson: (Re)touching lives through photos - TED.com|
In the wake of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, mixed into the wreckage were lost and damaged photos of families and loved ones. Photo retoucher Becci Manson, together with local volunteers and a global group of colleagues she recruited online, helped clean and fix them, restoring those memories to their owners.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Asia; culture; disaster relief; memory; photography; storytelling; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Holly Morris: Why stay in Chernobyl? Because it's home. - TED.com|
Chernobyl was the site of the world's worst nuclear accident and, for the past 27 years, the area around the plant has been known as the Exclusion Zone. And yet, a community of about 200 people live there -- almost all of them elderly women. These proud grandmas defied orders to relocate because their connection to their homeland and to their community are "forces that rival even radiation."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; disaster relief; nuclear energy; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Cary Fowler: One seed at a time, protecting the future of food - TED.com|
The varieties of wheat, corn and rice we grow today may not thrive in a future threatened by climate change. Cary Fowler takes us inside a vast global seed bank, buried within a frozen mountain in Norway, that stores a diverse group of food-crop for whatever tomorrow may bring.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; agriculture; biodiversity; biosphere; climate change; disaster relief; environment; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Lisa Margonelli: The political chemistry of oil - TED.com|
In the Gulf oil spill's aftermath, Lisa Margonelli says drilling moratoriums and executive ousters make for good theater, but distract from the issue at its heart: our unrestrained oil consumption. She shares her bold plan to wean America off of oil -- by confronting consumers with its real cost.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxOilSpill; TED; Talks; disaster relief; energy; environment; green; oil; sustainability; 2010
|Tom Honey on God and the tsunami - TED.com|
In the days following the tragic South Asian tsunami of 2004, the Rev. Tom Honey pondered the question, "How could a loving God have done this?" Here is his answer.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; God; culture; disaster relief; global issues; philosophy; religion; 2005
|Paul Conneally: Digital humanitarianism - TED.com|
The disastrous earthquake in Haiti taught humanitarian groups an unexpected lesson: the power of mobile devices to coordinate, inform, and guide relief efforts. At TEDxRC2, Paul Conneally shows extraordinary examples of social media and other new technologies becoming central to humanitarian aid.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxRC2; TED; Talks; disaster relief; global issues; social media; technology; 2011
|Michael McDaniel: Cheap, effective shelter for disaster relief - TED.com|
Michael McDaniel designed housing for disaster relief zones -- inexpensive, easy to transport, even beautiful – but found that no one was willing to build it. Persistent and obsessed, he decided to go it alone. At TEDxAustin, McDaniel show us his Exo Reaction Housing Solution and shares how he's dedicating his free time to working with suppliers and manufacturers to prepare for the next natural disast
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; design; disaster relief; global issues; tedx; TEDxAustin; 2012
|Peter Haas: Haiti's disaster of engineering - TED.com|
"Haiti was not a natural disaster," says TED Fellow Peter Haas: "It was a disaster of engineering." As the country rebuilds after January's deadly quake, are bad old building practices creating another ticking time bomb? Haas's group, AIDG, is helping Haiti's builders learn modern building and engineering practices, to assemble a strong country brick by bri
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED Senior Fellows at TEDGlobal 2010; TED; Talks; architecture; business; disaster relief; global issues; technology; 2010
|Cameron Sinclair on open-source architecture - TED.com|
Accepting his 2006 TED Prize, Cameron Sinclair demonstrates how passionate designers and architects can respond to world housing crises. He unveils his TED Prize wish for a network to improve global living standards through collaborative design.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TED Prize; activism; architecture; collaboration; culture; design; disaster relief; global issues; invention; open-source; philanthropy; social change; TED2006; 2006
|David Rockwell builds at Ground Zero - TED.com|
In this emotionally charged conversation with journalist Kurt Andersen, designer David Rockwell discusses the process of building a viewing platform at Ground Zero shortly after 9/11.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; New York; architecture; arts; cities; collaboration; culture; death; design; disaster relief; interview; memory; urban planning; 2002
|Bjorn Lomborg sets global priorities - TED.com|
Given $50 billion to spend, which would you solve first, AIDS or global warming? Danish political scientist Bjorn Lomborg comes up with surprising answers.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; AIDS; Africa; business; choice; climate change; culture; disaster relief; economics; environment; future; global issues; poverty; 2005